‘Punjab Government Doubles Ex-Gratia Amount For Accidental Death/Disability Of Registered Construction Workers’

Chandigarh: Punjab government has enhanced the amount of Ex-gratia for accidental death/100% disability of registered construction worker from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 4 Lakhs, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced this in a series of tweets today.

‘In case of natural death of registered construction worker, the amount under Ex-gratia scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 1.5 Lakh to 3 Lakh. The Ex-gratia amount will also proportionate increase in the case of partial disablement on the basis of percentage of such disablement,’ she said.

‘Besides this the grant for the cremation for registered construction worker in Punjab has also been increased from Rs.10,000 to Rs. 20,000.’ Mrs Badal added.